Authentic Experiences

Using Greenacres’ working farm, our agriculture educators provide authentic farm experiences for your students. From observing grass-fed cattle to harvesting from expansive vegetable gardens, students have the opportunity to tie aspects of agriculture to classroom learning. We will design lessons to support a wide variety of subjects and utilize the gardens, greenhouse, and livestock at Greenacres to help students form a connection with what they are learning in the classroom. Our sustainable approach to agriculture means that students gain an appreciation for responsible farming practices and how each of us are connected to this diverse ecosystem.

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Featured Programming

Spring 2020

Seasonal Farm Exploration

Experience the diverse nature of a working, sustainable farm through hands-on learning! Students will have the opportunity to participate in our ever changing farm life. Observe our livestock, harvest from our gardens, or even help care for the plants in our greenhouse. Every student will leave Greenacres with a one of a kind, authentic farm experience.

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Spring 2020

Farm Ecosystems

Farms are a great place to gain an understanding of how living and non-living things work together to create unique ecosystems. We will explore barns, greenhouse, gardens, pastures, and more to discover how microbes, plants, and animals exist in their physical environment and learn how they depend on each other for survival.

Spring 2020

Caring for Animals on the Farm

Take a tour of our farm where students may observe and learn about the livestock at Greenacres. Depending on the season, students may encounter our cattle, sheep, chickens, turkeys or hogs. We will learn about the needs of all living things and how our team best provides these needs for each type of animal.

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It’s pollinator week! Celebrate with pentas, grown in our greenhouse without the use of harmful neonicotinoids. Safe for all your pollinator friends! On sale this week at the farm store. #pollinatorgarden ...

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Our eggs and lettuce mixes are on sale! Add some broccolini and garlic scapes, and you’re well on your way to this delicious frittata for an elegant Fathers’ Day brunch. Recipe available in store, or on our website. ...

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You never know what you’ll stumble upon while setting up temp-lines in fields for cattle moves! Livestock technician, Stephanie found a snapping turtle navigating through the tall grass. She has plenty experience handling these fascinating creatures as she was part of a research team at Ohio State that worked with various reptiles. With her expertise she was able to relocate it safely to a near by pond. ...

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The farmstore is overflowing with flowers! Geranium patio planters, pollinator attracting pentas and cheerful mini sunflowers are all neonicotinoid free and safe for bees 🌻🐝 ...

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Look at that color! Our baby swiss chard is so full of flavor we're calling it butter chard. It's going quickly so place an order with the farm store to pick up some for the weekend. ...

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